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The Most Important Card in Your Wallet

Get a Library Card

Library cards are free to Lexington County residents and property owners. To register for your card, visit any library branch and complete an application. You’ll need photo identification and proof of residency. You can also register for a library card online. Non-resident property owners must provide a current property tax receipt. Non-residents who don’t own property in Lexington County can get a library card for a yearly $35 fee.

Acceptable proof of residency is a valid driver’s license with current address or a photo identification and one of the following:

  • Lexington County property tax receipt with current address
  • Utility receipt in person’s name
  • Rent receipt (with address) in person’s name
  • Vehicle registration or insurance card with current address
  • Printed check with current address
  • Cancelled mail to current address
  • Voter registration card

For minors under the age of 15 a parent or legal guardian must sign the application.

How to Sign up for Your Library Card Online

Signing up for a library card has never been easier and you’ll have instant access to digital materials — including ebooks, audiobooks and magazines through Libby/Overdrive — and ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and even TV shows through Hoopla. All that in two simple steps.

  1. ‎Complete the online form at
  2. Write down your temporary barcode because you’ll need it to access Hoopla & Libby/OverDrive. (It’ll look something like PACREG123456)

These digital-access cards will automatically expire in six months time without address verification. We hope you enjoy accessing our digital options. If you have questions, contact us at (803) 785-2613 or

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